3 Ways To Skip The Probate Process

Posted on: 3 June 2016

For many people, part of the estate planning process is finding ways to avoid probate. Probate can delay the distribution of your assets to your heirs for several months. If you are interested in probate avoidance, here are some methods you and your attorney can explore.  Establish Joint Property Ownership One method of avoiding probate is to establish joint property ownership of your real estate holdings. When an heir is added to the deed for the property, he or she takes sole ownership of the property when you pass away. [Read More]

Does Encouraging Someone To Commit Suicide Make You A Criminal?

Posted on: 3 June 2016

Assisted suicide has been a hot-button debate for decades, ever since Jack Kevorkian got the nickname "Dr. Death" for helping his patients with terminal illnesses take their own lives. However, what if you don't actually assist someone with their suicide, but merely encourage it? Does merely encouraging someone to commit suicide make you a criminal? This is what you should know. You may be charged with assisting a suicide anyhow. There are only a few states where assisting in a suicide isn't considered a crime. [Read More]

You Say "Concussion," I Ask "Depression?": Emotional Results Of Personal Injury

Posted on: 3 June 2016

Injured in a car accident, workplace fall, or dog attack? If so, you may have sustained a concussion. Concussions, considered mild brain injuries, are nonetheless considered a serious matter by physicians. They are, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), "caused by a bump, blow, or  jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. [Read More]

Final Matters -- The Next Legal Steps To Take When Your Loved One Passes

Posted on: 3 June 2016

When a loved one passes away, families usually find that there are a number of legal and financial matters that still need to be handled after the fact. However, most people don't know what those next steps are nor who can help with them. If you're in the position of having to handle a family member or friend's final affairs, here's a handy guide to post-death notifications. Get Copies of the Death Certificate. [Read More]